Radiology codes designated as a "separate procedure" should be reported in addition to the code for the total procedure or service.
The phrase "with contrast" represents contrast material administered intravascularly, intra-articularly, or intrathecally.
It is acceptable for the radiologist to communicate his/her opinion via telephone instead of a written report.
Services in pathology/laboratory are provided by a physician or by technologists under responsible supervision of a physician.
A service that is rarely provided, unusual, variable, or new would always require a special report in determining medical appropriateness of the service.
When reporting organ or disease-oriented panels, if all but one of the tests within the panel is substantiated by the physician's documentation, it is acceptable to assign the code with modifier -52 to the code used to report the service.
When coding chemistry tests, an analyte is measured in multiple specimens from different sources, or in specimens that are obtained at different times, the analyte is reported separately for each source and for each specimen.
A surgical pathology specimen that is not listed in the pathology code descriptions should be assigned a code that most closely reflects the physician's work involved compared to other specimens assigned to that code.
There are different codes for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) depending on the source of the specimen.
When a pathologist provides a consultation involving the examination and evaluation of a patient, the service is reported with 80500 or 80502.
During the evocative suppression testing, the correct codes for the physician's administration of the evocative or suppressive agents are reported depending on the method of administration
A ____ procedure is one that is performed independently of, and not immediately related to, another service.
The divisions of the Radiation Oncology section of the CPT manual are divided into subsections based on what?
type of service
What is the name of the high-frequency sound waves in an imaging process that is used to diagnose patient illness?
Radiation oncology codes include normal follow-up care during the course of treatment and ________ following its completion
includes 3-month global period
What is the name given to grouped laboratory work that represents those tests commonly performed together?
What is the name of the subsection within Pathology/Laboratory that deals with the laboratory work performed to determine cellular changes?
A sample of tissue from a suspect area can be further divided into which of the following?
What name is given to cultures for identification of organisms, as well as the identification of sensitivities of the organism to antibiotics?
Qualitative analysis is defined as:
analysis of a substance in order to ascertain the nature of chemical constituents
Quantitative analysis is defined as:
determining the amounts and proportions of chemical constituents